Samsung has struggled a long time to bring Android 8.0 Oreo to last year’s flagships Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Galaxy Note 8 phablet is still waiting for the Oreo updates to become available.
But things will change with the new flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The new phones come directly with Android 8.0 Oreo and support for Project Treble.
What this means? Project Treble will allow Google to send updates for the core features much faster without interfering with what the phone makers software features who install their own interfaces and features.
Project Treble will allow Google to update Android when they want, and manufacturers will be able to update their interfaces separately without headaches. So far, all Android updates have to be made by phone makers, who in turn have to wait for software adjustments from component manufacturers such as Qualcomm, who had to make their own changes to the Snapdragon platform software in order not to conflict with Android updates.
Galaxy S9 and S9+ have received support for Project Treble, and that’s officially confirmed, which means that when the Android 9 P will be ready for distribution, it should get much faster on new phones. At least in theory.